The future belongs to you. What do you want it to look like?

Download the Creative Earth template

Creative Earth is an art competition for people aged 16 and under from across the UK, run by the UN COP26 Climate Change Conference in collaboration with WWF.

As part of the Together for Our Planet campaign, we’re inviting young people to get creative and show global leaders the world they want to live in.

Whether it’s green forests and garden cities, clear skies and wind turbines or oceans teeming with life – we want you to paint, draw or design a piece of art that shows how you’d like our planet to look in the future.

The UK is hosting COP26 in Glasgow in November 2021, bringing together world leaders to tackle climate change and ensure a better future for us all.

Enter the competition to be in with a chance of having your artwork displayed at COP26 and show the rest of the world your vision for the future.

How To Take Part

Step 1: Download a Template

  • Print the circle out and draw directly onto it, edit the circle on your computer using whatever software you like, or even draw a circle onto an A4 sheet of paper.
  • All artwork must fit within the circle and include the colour green. Apart from that, we want you to get creative.
  • Use the template to create your vision of our future planet filled with what you want and free from what you don’t want.
  • Looking for inspiration? See example artworks below!

Step 2: Submit Your Entry

  • Send an image of your completed artwork in the template to TogetherForOurPlanet@cabinetoffice.gov.uk, with the subject title “Creative Earth – <Your Name>”. Please keep the original artwork until the competition winner is announced.
  • Each artwork must be sent along with a completed competition form signed by a parent or guardian.
  • All entries must be submitted by 11.59pm on Sunday 28th February 2021, and the winners will be announced in Spring 2021.

Who Can Take Part?

Anyone living in the UK and aged 16 and under can take part.

Winners will be judged in three categories:

  • 8 years and under
  • 9-12 years
  • 13-16 years

We will be selecting some of the best artworks to be displayed for world leaders at the COP26 Summit in Glasgow. Don’t forget to post your art on social media and tag @COP26 and @WWF_UK, using #TogetherForOurPlanet!

Read more about COP26.

Example Creative Earth artwork

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Terms and Conditions

By entering the Creative Earth competition entrants accept these terms and conditions together with any specific instructions and terms for such competition which may be mentioned in any electronic messages, or on the website, or communicated to entrants in any other way (“competition information”). Such competition information shall prevail in the event of there being any inconsistency between these competition terms and conditions and any competition information.

COP26 Unit may cancel or amend any competition, competition information, or these terms and conditions without prior notice. Any changes will be posted either within the competition information or these terms and conditions.

Competition Entry

The competition is open to all residents of the United Kingdom. COP26 Unit may ask competition winners for proof of UK residency and if a competition winner is unable to prove their residency to COP26 Unit’s satisfaction, COP26 Unit reserves the right to select an alternative winner.

Entrants must be aged 16 years or under.

Each entrant aged 16 years or under must submit their entry with a complete Parent/Guardian permission form. A submission without an accompanying Parent/Guardian permission form will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition. This permission form must be completed by the Parent/Guardian of the child submitting the artwork. COP26 Unit may ask for proof of age to verify the identity of that entrant at any time.

The competition will launch on 17 December 2020. It will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 28th February 2021. Any entries received before the opening and after the closing of the competition will be invalid and will not be entered into the competition.

Employees and members of their immediate families (including any live-in partner or household member) of any of the following may not enter:

WWF; Cabinet Office; any company involved in the organisation, management, promotion, or administration of the competition or its entry routes or donation of prizes or their agents or subsidiaries; any company involved in any capacity in the sponsorship of a competition or competition prize.

By entering the competition entrants warrant that all information submitted by them is true, current, and complete. Entrants also warrant that they are the copyright owners of any copyright works submitted, and COP26 Unit use of such works (which you will permit) will not infringe the rights of any third party.

Only one competition entry can be submitted per child. Multiple children from the same household can submit one entry each to the Creative Earth competition.

Entry to the competition may only be made via email to TogetherForOurPlanet@cabinetoffice.gov.uk with a downloaded template from the website. The subject title of the entrance email must be “Creative Earth – <Your Name>”. Any entries that do not copy that format will be invalid and will not be included in the competition. Please keep the original artwork until the competition winner is announced. 

Any entries which are incomplete, incorrect, or not received by COP26 Unit will be void.

In the event of any fault, mistake, misunderstanding or dispute concerning the correctness or acceptability of the entry or any answers given by entrants (if applicable), or the operation of any part of the competition network system, the decision of COP26 Unit shall be final and no correspondence will be entered into.

COP26 Unit will not be liable to reimburse expenses incurred in making an entry in any competition.

Prizes

  1. The prize is as specified in the competition information.
  2. The winner of the prize will be determined by the chosen judges based on the creative merit of the artwork.
  3. COP26 Unit will attempt to notify the winner within 31 days after the closing date, or as otherwise indicated in the competition information. He/she will be contacted on the email address provided on the permission form when entering the competition. The winner will have a specified fixed time period in which to claim his or her prize. If COP26 Unit is unable to notify the winner, or if the winner fails to respond within the fixed time period as specified and/or provide an address for delivery of the prize, this may result in forfeiture of the prize and COP26 Unit reserves the right to select an alternative winner in accordance with these terms and conditions and the competition information.
  4. COP26 Unit may in its sole discretion refuse to provide a prize, or seek its recovery, in the event of non-entitlement under these terms or an entrant’s breach of these terms, fraud, dishonesty, or other inappropriate or improper conduct including but not limited to the use of technology which enables an entrant to evade charges or entry requirements.
  5. Any entrant who enters or attempts to enter the Competition in a manner, which in COP26 Unit’s determination is contrary to these terms and conditions or by its nature is unfair to other entrants may be removed from the Competition at COP26 Unit’s sole discretion.
  6. COP26 Unit reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Competition in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the Competition is not capable of being conducted as specified in these terms and conditions or in the event of any other cause that is beyond the reasonable control of COP26 Unit that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality, or normal course of the Competition.
  7. COP26 Unit reserves the right to modify, cancel, terminate or suspend the Competition in whole or in part, at its sole discretion, if it believes the Competition is not capable of being conducted as specified in these terms and conditions or in the event of any other cause that is beyond the reasonable control of COP26 Unit that could corrupt or affect the administration, security, impartiality, or normal course of the Competition.
  8. The first name and surname of the winner may be published by COP26 Unit and entrants grant to COP26 Unit a non-exclusive licence to use and publish their entry in any media for the purpose of announcing the winner.